How can I make this bruise go away?
January 7, 2010 7:36 PM Subscribe
How do I get rid of this seemingly-permanent bruise?
posted by juniperesque to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm female, late 20's, generally healthy. I've had this bruise on my chest since October, and it's not getting better.
I don't remember how I got the bruise, but it's not unheard of for me to, say, walk into door frames. Generally that's the kind of thing I'd remember though, and no dice here. I do remember looking in the mirror after a shower and going, "hm, that's a nice bruise," sometime in October.
The bruise is on my chest, sternum-level, and over to the right near my armpit. It's at just the right spot to be visible were I to wear a strapless dress. It is about dime-sized, brown in color, and fades at the edges. By that, I mean that it doesn't have defined edges. It's definitely... bruise-like. It does not hurt if I touch, poke, or massage it.
Google tells me that sometimes doctors advise massaging a bruise that won't go away, but I've been at that for a month and it's not gone away even a little bit.
I'd appreciate any MeFite insight you have to give. Thank you!